Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Yuma Projects Office, Yuma, Arizona



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The decision of the Authority follows:


 1 FLRA No. 119
 
 MR. ELIHU I. LEIFER
 SHERMAN, DUNN, COHEN AND LEIFER
 1125 15TH STREET, N.W.,  SUITE 801
 WASHINGTON, D.C.  20005
 
                      RE:  DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BUREAU OF
                           RECLAMATION, YUMA PROJECTS OFFICE, YUMA,
                           ARIZONA, A/SLMR No. 1151, Case No. 0-AS-9
 
 DEAR MR. LEIFER:
 
    THE AUTHORITY HAS CAREFULLY CONSIDERED YOUR APPEAL FROM THE ASSISTANT
 SECRETARY'S DECISION IN THE ABOVE-ENTITLED CASE.
 
    AS YOU ARE AWARE, THE FUNCTIONS OF THE FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS
 COUNCIL, IN A MATTER SUCH AS HERE INVOLVED, WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE
 AUTHORITY UNDER SECTION 304 OF REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 2 OF 1978 (43
 FED.REG. 36040), WHICH TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS IS IMPLEMENTED BY SECTION
 2400.2 OF THE AUTHORITY'S TRANSITION RULES AND REGULATIONS (44 FED.REG.
 7).  THE AUTHORITY CONTINUES TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF
 THESE FUNCTIONS AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 7135(B) OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE
 LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS STATUTE (92 STAT. 1215).
 
    IN THIS CASE, NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1487
 (NFFE) SOUGHT AN ELECTION IN A UNIT OF ALL WAGE BOARD EMPLOYEES IN THE
 TRADES AND CRAFTS EMPLOYED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, BUREAU OF
 RECLAMATION, YUMA PROJECTS OFFICE, YUMA, ARIZONA (THE ACTIVITY),
 EXCLUDING, AMONG OTHERS, "SUPERVISORS AS DEFINED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER
 11491, AS AMENDED." THE ASSISTANT SECRETAR